In August, Wheaton welcomed the first-year students representing the Class of 2016. They come from all over the globe. Their accomplishments are impressive. This group has traveled the world; earned high honors in academics, sports and the arts; and demonstrated a range of leadership experience.
Here are just a few notable achievements: Bridgit Burke-Smith (Iowa) helped to build a primary school in Uganda. Jessica Bernaski (Mass.) was an emergency room volunteer. Yutong Wu (China) started a paper recycling program at school. Omobola Adunoluwa Phillips (Nigeria) worked to raise awareness of ethical issues in the manufacturing of clothing in Nigeria. Haohao Wu (China) rode his bike 1,000 miles from Shanghai to Beijing. Shelby Forbes (Colo.) trained guide dogs for the blind.